DataHorizon - Adding Value to Remote Data
The regular DataHorizon
service includes these main components:
- Oilfield Systems
- Communication Link
- Processing Center
- Your Desktop
But if your data is already gathered centrally, to PI or some other database,
look at our ChessView system
for how you can still use the same power tools to
access your data.
These systems provide the interface to your instrumentation and equipment on-site. Our
software handles a range of interfaces (OPC, Modbus, etc.), and adapts readily to the
specifications of your equipment vendors.
Where an onshore field has
several wells spread over a local area, we would normally use wireless
communications to feed the well data to the oilfield computers at a central
field office location.
The on-site computers collect the data, and store it ready for transmission to the processing center. One
installation can handle all the instrumentation for your field, including permanent well gauges
and process equipment.
The Communication Link
We can normally utilize your existing communication links, but we can also
set up an independent satellite link if needed.
The Processing Center
Our systems, in the processing center at DataHorizon offices, trigger the transmission of data from the field, with a timing set to make optimum cost-effective
use of the communication link. This is usually a combination of small packets of
'real-time' data, for an immediate snapshot, together with off-peak high-resolution data
for more detailed analysis.
Our staff at the processing center provide a 'care and maintenance' role for your data. As well as providing full security and
backup, we also review the incoming high-resolution data for completeness and consistency, and check
for unusual events (like buildups), which we index on the web page, for your attention.
The 'real-time' data is available on your desktop using a conventional web
browser, with secured access. It offers the data in a variety of formats,
including interactive graphs and maps. From your PC, you can
also view the high-resolution data in the same way, or download it for
analysis with your own software. The transmission of data
through the internet is fully secured, and we can also link
directly to your corporate network.
Using internet access, there are no limits on where you are able to access from. You can use your desktop in
the office, and your laptop computer in a hotel room, or at the oilfield location
itself. What is more, you can readily enable access to others, where needed,
for example partners in the oilfield development, and government or state agencies.
DataHorizon is a tried and tested product, and is in operation right now, delivering data from remote
locations to oil company engineers. If you think it could add value to your own data, then check out the
benefits, and try our demonstration. Do contact us if you wish to know more.